Parent Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Pursuant to Section 2-c and 2-d of the Education Law, parents and students are entitled to certain protections regarding confidential student information. The Goshen Central School District is committed to safeguarding personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure as set forth below:

  1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record;
  3. The District is committed to implementing safeguards associated with industry standards and best
    practice under state and federal laws protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable
    information, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection when data is
    stored or transferred;
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review at or by writing to Information & Reporting
    Services, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234; and
  5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed.
    Complaints should be directed to Jason Carter, Assistant Superintendent,,
    227 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924.
  6. The District has, directly and indirectly through O-U BOCES and the Mid-Hudson Regional
    Information Center, entered into contracts with certain third party contractors who have been sent
    student data and/or teacher data and/or principal data. The following information about such
    contractors will be posted to the district website, as required by law:

    • The names of the third party contractors, the exclusive purpose(s) for which the data will be
    • The commencement and termination dates of each such agreement;
    • A description of how the data will be disposed by the contractor when the contract purpose has
      been fulfilled;
    • The data storage and security measures undertaken.
  7. Agreements with third party contractors will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that
    the third party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will
    abide by data protection and security requirements.
  8. A parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected by filing a written request with the Superintendent of Schools or his/her administrative designee, Jason Carter, Assistant Superintendent, 227 Main Street, Goshen New York 10924.